Apotheosis of Hercules gem
Apotheothis of Hercules Poniatowski gem
Engraved gem with scene of Hercules carried by the Eagle of Zeus
Italian, Neo-Classical, late 18th Century.
Carnelian, length of gem: 1 1/8 inches, 3cm
Set into an 18k gold necklace by Bulgari, ca 1980’s
Gem originally from the Poniatowski Collection, sold Christies London, 1839, no. 420. The Wellington Gems 1977, S.J. Phillips, London.
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